Southern Religion

Southern Baptist Convention of ‘liars and embellishers’

Wade Burleson writes in blistering assessment of Southern Baptist Convention pastors’ fake doctorates. The key passage:

Southern Baptist pastors seem infatuated with the title “Dr,” even to the extent of asking others to use it of them before they’ve earned it. Take a gander at the Pastors’ Conference line-up. Does every single speaker really have an earned doctorate? It would be inappropriate for some to single out one man for questioning without the rest of us demanding that all be held accountable.


May 14, 2010 - Posted by | SBC |


  1. If they have nerve enough to write “DR.” in front of their name, then I have nerve enough to ask them where and how they got it. Per Captain Jack.

    Comment by jack | May 15, 2010

    • That, I suspect, would put the Torchwood to great pile of fake academic qualifications, conceivably to Captain Jack’s delight. It would be just what The Doctor ordered, IMHO, putting fantasy where it should be.

      Comment by baptistplanet | May 15, 2010

  2. But they are not dummies by any stretch. Just suppose the churchs couldn’t afford to give any more. Would the SBC Club and its employees be left holding the bag of billions of dollars of real estate, colleges and seminaries ,and businesses like Lifeway & the Printing Company? That would be a retirement in the bag for a bunch even at a dime on a dollar. Hmmm. Time to get ready for Church.

    Comment by jack | May 16, 2010

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